NSPCC’s Campaign ‘Keeping Children Safe in Sport’ launches this week

  • The campaign aims to provide parents and carers with the right knowledge and resources, in order to make informed decisions when raising concerns with their child’s sport club.
  • Virtual safeguarding webinars for parents will run throughout the week. Some of these will be hosted by the Premier League and  The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust.
  • Sports club and sporting figures from all over the nation will post their support on social media, including former professional cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE, who revealed earlier this year he had been groomed by a former coach.
  • For more on this campaign, visit the Midlothian View website.

Lack of money fuelling loneliness among young people, study suggests

  • 2,000 people aged between 10 and 25 took part in a study by the Co-op Foundation. The study found that 95% of these young people reported feeling lonely.
  • More than 50% indicated that being unable to afford to participate in certain activities affected their loneliness.
  • Two thirds of young people said that loneliness negatively affected their confidence.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.

Most parents believe ‘teachers under more pressure than ever’ in Northern Ireland

  • A recent study shows that parents in Northern Ireland are more concerned about the future funding of education services here than anywhere else in the UK.
  • More than half (55%) of respondents here listed the funding of schools as the biggest cause for concern.
  • Other challenges parents believe schools face include children and young people’s mental health (49%), followed by teachers being too busy and having too much paperwork (39%).
  • For more on this, visit the Belfast Telegraph website.